Refugee Resettlement Watch

First Syrians arrive in North Texas

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 11, 2015

If you haven’t already, you will be seeing more warm and fuzzy stories like this one in your states as the Syrian refugees begin to arrive.  We have taken in 682 so far.  See my post of last Saturday and see which states they went to.

As the FBI says they cannot properly screen Syrians, the US State Department seems to be still telling the media that 10,000 will be here soon. 

The contractors want 65,000 by the end of 2016!

From WFAA (Dallas) which implies only a handful have arrived in Texas, however, Texas has received at least 86 so far and as the top resettlement state in the nation, it will receive the most Syrians.

Doing well by doing good! Heather Reynolds is CEO of Catholic Charities Ft. Worth and is one of the leaders resettling Middle Easterners to Dallas/Ft. Worth. In her mid-30’s, Ms. Reynolds pulls down a cool $199,324 in salary and related income. In a recent form 990 we learned that this Catholic Charities office took in almost $17 million in revenue and $9 million came from you through government grants. http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2013/750/808/2013-750808769-0ae83cfc-9.pdf

No surprise that the refugee industry puts its most appealing refugees (like these cute girls) out for PR campaigns.  The mainstream media eats it up!

Eight Syrian refugee families call North Texas home right now — four in Dallas and four in Fort Worth. But Basatneh [Syrian American Council] said more are on their way after the U.S. State Department agreed to accept as many as 10,000.

Watch the clip where we are told that “it is our duty” to take them in and that 1,000 will be coming to Texas within the year?  Say what!

We are told the flow will be on par with the Iraqi flow which stands at 20,000 per year right now.

And, note the lovely apartment the family has received, I bet there are some needy Americans in Dallas/Ft. Worth who would love a place like that!

So who is doing the seeding of refugees in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area?

Four of the nine major contractors have divided up what must be a large flow to Ft. Worth:

CWS (Church World Service)
TX-CWS-04: Refugee Services Of Texas, Inc.
Address:
1801 Circle Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Phone:
817-413-3772

LIRS (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service)
TX-LIRS-03: REFUGEE SERVICES OF TEXAS, INC
Address:
1801 CIRCLE DR.
FORT WORTH, TX 76119
Phone:
817-457-8110

USCCB (US Conference of Catholic Bishops)
TX-USCCB-06: Immigration & Refugee Services
Address:
249 W Thornhill Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76115
Phone:
817-289-2819

WR (World Relief)
TX-WR-01: World Relief Fort Worth
Address:
4059 Bryan Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76110
Phone:
817-924-0748

And, here are the four biggies which have divied up Dallas:

CWS (Church World Service)
TX-CWS-02: Refugee Services Of Texas, Inc
Address:
12025 Shiloh Road, Suite 240
Dallas, TX 75228
Phone:
214-821-4883

IRC  (International Rescue Committee)
TX-IRC-01: International Rescue Committee Dallas
Address:
6500 Greenville Ave. , Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75206
Phone:
214-461-9781

LIRS  (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service)
TX-LIRS-02: Refugee Services Of Texas, Inc
Address:
12025 Shiloh Rd, Suite 240
Dallas, TX 75228
Phone:
214-821-4883

USCCB  (US Conference of Catholic Bishops)
TX-USCCB-05: refugee And Empowerment Services
Address:
9451 Lbj Freeway, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75243
Phone:
214-553-9909

 

See the handy US State Department list of resettlement contractors where you live!

For Texans, this is your State refugee office within the Texas government.

5 Responses to “First Syrians arrive in North Texas”

  1. mjazzguitar said

    So do we continually build new housing to accommodate these people?

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  2. […] First Syrians arrive in North Texas April 11, 2015 […]

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  3. Dear Texans, your gun rights, while important, are not going to save your grandkids’ grandkids from sinking into a third-world deathtrap.

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